Puebla secrets experience

Cultural & Theme Tours in Oaxaca City

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The splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, its streets and its flavors that honor its nickname "Of the angels". A city with beautiful talavera-covered facades is an authentic and unique place.Puebla is a charm; it is the perfect mix between history, tradition, culture, natural beauty and modernity, with touches of art and buildings full of colors.Puebla, city cultural heritage of humanity where architecture, history and tradition are mixed in one place, we will begin discovering this city of the sixteenth century to later have a panoramic view of the forts of May 5. The city keeps secrets underground, in this tour you can also visit the tunnel of Xanenetla which keeps history in each of its walls
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastOn September 5, 1646, Bishop Palafox y Mendoza donated his personal library, composed of five thousand volumes, the seminarians of the Tridentine colleges, ordering that it could be consulted by anyone who would read or study, so it is important first public library of the American continent.Since then, see in the College of San Juan, in the heart of the city of Puebla.Named in 1981, Historical Monument of Mexico for its beautiful emblem of the baroque Novohispano; and in 2005, included by UNESCO as part of the Memory of the World program for its old collection of books; The Palafoxiana Library is nowadays a museum of books and continues its work as a universal library. In addition, it has a living room.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastIt is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Puebla. Its construction dates back to 1539 but it was not until 1690 that it acquired the shape and size it has today. It is of Herrerian style, with Renaissance facades and Baroque interiors. Today, it is considered one of the most beautiful in the world for the many treasures of its interior.Its two towers, flanking the Puerta del Perdón, are among the highest in the country. Inside, there is the Altar of the Kings, the sumptuous Baldaquino or Cypress, the altar of forgiveness and the choir of magnificent stalls, the three organs, the paintings of Miguel Cabrera in the Via Crucis, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and the Sacristy, where they guard authentic treasures of religious art.Currently on the main facade are projected on weekends, the videomapping "Mosaicos Poblanos", which consists of a show that shows different stages of the history of the State, gastronomy, talavera, textiles and popular festivals.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe sumptuous decoration based on onyx, gilded plasterwork, paintings and tiles covered with 22 carat gold plates, make the chapel a unique building of its kind, which has been considered the eighth wonder of the new world and named as "reliquary" of America "by Pope John Paul II in 1979.The sides of the nave contain 6 canvases by José Rodríguez Carnero, with the scenes of the joyful mysteries of the Rosary.It was the first Chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary that was built in Mexico, as a sign of the great devotion to the rosary of the Dominicans also professed to teach the faithful to pray, promoting visual art to educate the people.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Street of Candies, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAlso called Calle de Santa Clara, because there is the old convent of Clarisas nuns, who since the 18th century elaborate delicious eggnog, sweets and cookies, in different forms and presentations that combine recipes and ingredients.Among the most representative sweets of the state are the sweet potato, the pancakes of Santa Clara and the muégano.Currently, along this street there are numerous shops that offer the popular sweets and make known the Puebla tradition of craft work, domestic creativity and conventual imagination.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Barrio del Artista, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastIt is an attractive corner with a baroque fountain adorned with sculptures, where you can take a pleasant walk to know the workshops of painters and artists who work in public view.This bohemian neighborhood of Puebla is perfect for a pleasant walk or sitting in a cafe to look at the colorful atmosphere of the street.During your walk you will find the bronze monuments of José Márquez Figueroa and the authors of the song "Qué chula es Puebla", Rafael Hernández and Bernardo San Cristóbal.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Tuneles de Puebla, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe historic passage May 5 joins the underground network that together with the Puente de bubas form the "Secrets of Puebla".The 5 de Mayo Historical Passage rescues the ancestral values, in a journey through the depths of colonial Puebla.Tunnels, secret passages, hydraulic works and elements for the defense of the City, make up this network of legends and secrets of history with more than three centuries of antiquity that intertwine in the subsoil of the City of Puebla.The Tunnels network has lighting and audiovisual resources that allow you to know its history, covering a distance of 477 m.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fuertes de Loreto, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastVisit the 5 de Mayo Civic Center, a place to admire breathtaking views of the city, visit the Museum of No Intervention in the Fort of Loreto, Museum of Anthropology, Fort of Guadalupe, Planetarium, Natural History Museum and Exhibition Center where They carry out the most important events of the city of Puebla as the annual May 5th Fair.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Palafoxiana
  • Entry/Admission - Tuneles de Puebla

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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